50 African American Audition Monologues

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History Ink Books, 2002 - Drama - 90 pages
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Finding authentic African American material has never been easy for actors. Gus Edwards continues to remedy that situation with this third collection of powerful, original monologues for African American men and women. The pieces offer a refreshing alternative to recycled standards. And they showcase the language and frame of reference that are immediately recognizable, both emotionally and culturally, to the people who will perform or view them.

Edwards has arranged the monologues by performance length, a key component in auditioning. Need a 30-second or a 3-minute piece? No problem. Just turn to these pages to find honest, vibrant material.

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50 African American Audition Monologues

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This book was a value for the price paid. It contains 50 new and fresh monologues. The best part of all is that they relate to African Americans. The pieces are categorized by gender and then by age. This book is highly recommended! Read full review



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One of Americas leading playwrights, GUS EDWARDS is also a director and educator. He has written several books addressing the concerns of African American theatre and is a tenured faculty member of Arizona State Universitys theatre department, where he teaches film and theatre studies. His first collection, Monologues on Black Life (1997), was also published by Heinemann.

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